A friend has an old 1977 Datsun 280Z that he would like to rehabilitate. He's had it for years. He long ago lost the ignition key. Can a new key be obtained or is it necessary to install either a new ignition switch (where the key goes in), or worse yet, a new ignition switch assembly?
still get some of them with that..LOL we got OLD locks here.. neighbor hollered today, has a Russwin Mortice lock on front door of house, the key lock is on the INSIDE>. on the outside is a round knob.. go outside, and turn the knob and the lock locks, and CANNOT be unlocked from there.. got to enter by another door to get back in. Lock made by Russwin, took an RU45 key..
I believe that the lock is supposed to be able to be locked or unlocked from inside or outside. If you disasemble it you should be able to spot the problem.
Wear is usually just in the brass parts and if replacements are not available, then what I do is solder in a chumk of brass and reform it to it's original design.
Broken springs are easily fabricated and worn spindles are replaceable and available.
The trickiest part if the door was indeed relocated or reversed is to do the woodwork in an astheticly pleasing manner. Sometimes the easiest way is to install push plates and leave the wood scarred up under the plates.